Relax, Madiba is still alive

2011-01-15 20:32

Former president Nelson Mandela is alive and well, despite rumours to the contrary being circulated over Twitter.

Today yet another rumour of Mandela’s “death” went viral over the micro-blogging site.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s information communications manager, Sello Hatang, said the “old man” was resting at home. “There is no truth to the rumours,” he told City Press.

Tonight the words “RIP Nelson Mandela” were trending on Twitter worldwide. This means that news of Mandela’s “death” was available to the site’s almost 200 million users.

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